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Bründlmayer 4-22-24

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We feel fortune to offer such an incredible selection of top Austrian wines. It’s both a blessing and a curse.
The blessing is obvious: these are some of the greatest wines made anywhere in the world. They include such luminaries as FX Pichler, Gobelsburg, and Nikolaihof. Somms and Austrian wine fans get EXCITED when they see our selections. That joy is what we live for.
The curse side…well, let’s just say that the wines don’t always get the attention they deserve. If these wines came from France, those biodynamic, single-vineyard, Grand Cru, food-friendly, and ridiculously underpriced gems from thousand-year-old wineries would they be three times as expensive. These are the source of the best value high end whites in the world.
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Dal Forno: 4-20-24

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Go bold.

In a few wine regions throughout the world, there exists one individual or family that defines the style of the region. When it comes to Valpolicella, the Dal Forno family does just that, crafting deeply concentrated expressions for over thirty years.
Established in 1983 by Romano Dal Forno, the estate vaulted to the heights of perfection in the Venato. The family employs traditional winemaking techniques, such as extended drying of the grapes before pressing, to craft their serious and seriously concentrated wines.
Vines hail from the foothills at around 1,000 feet above sea level. Here, the family’s 65 acres are planted to indigenous varieties such as Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella, grown and pruned according to ancient traditions.
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Bedrock Wine Co. 4-18-24

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The emergence of “New California” has been one of the most exciting developments in the wine world this century. The name refers to a growing number of Golden State producers making more balanced, structured wines from a state where bigger has too often been used as shorthand for better.  The results have been thrilling, especially for people who generally prefer European wines.
We’re proud to offer one of the movement’s vanguard producers: Bedrock Wino Co. and its creator and winemaker, Morgan Twain-Peterson. His wines stand as flagships for the current California wine industry. Although he was born into the Californian wine industry (his father Joel Peterson founded Ravenswood) he comes by his passion and vision are very much his own. 
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Delamotte: Enchanting Champagnes 4-17-24

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Delamotte is best known as the more affordable sister estate of Salon—the original luxury-collectible single vineyard Blanc de Blancs from Le Mesnil. They share viticultural, winemaking, and management teams, per Wine Searcher. While overlooking Delamotte in favor of its wildly more expensive sister is understandable, it ignores the fact that Delamotte is a Champagne House of note in its own right.
What makes these Champagnes so special? These represent some of the finest Blanc de Blancs (Chardonnay) terroirs in all of Champagne. These Champagnes define chalk: the precious fruit is grown on the slopes of the Grand Cru villages of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Oger, and Cramant. The wines are given just a small dosage to allow the Cote des Blancs terroir to shine.
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Merkelbach: The Truchot of the Mosel 4-16-24

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“Should we all buy more Merkelbach? Yes, of course!” – Mosel Fine Wines
We adore the wines of Weingut Alfred Merkelbach, irrationally and perhaps more than any other grower in the Mosel. They set the curve for the term “old-school,” having made their wines in similar style for almost 70 years. These wines capture the delicacy and etherealness of Riesling like few other wines we’ve tried. Terry Theise, when importing the wines for Skurnik, described their wines as “like VAPING Mosel Riesling.”
The estate is owned by two brothers, Alfred and Rolf. With no descendants to hand off the estate to, they quietly continued their work following decades of experience, practice and dedication to traditional methods of winemaking.
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